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Workshop San Juan Islands, WA

Saturday, April 1, 2017 to Saturday, May 6, 2017

WORKSHOP 6 May San Juan Islands, WA

Biochar 101: Making Biochar from Woody Biomass
Biochar, a charcoal made from woody biomass that stores carbon and improves soil, is an emerging option for forest owners to generate income and remove excess wood from densely stocked forests. Biochar can increase agricultural productivity, improve soil fertility, and help mitigate climate change. This workshop will take you through the steps to turn low-value branches, twigs, and other woody biomass into valuable biochar. We’ll also cover potential business strategies that are working for San Juan county biochar producers as well as findings in the latest biochar research.


This workshop is the second in a three-part series on woody biomass in the San Juans.

When: 6 May 2017 9am-4pm Where: San Juan Island, WA

You may also be interested in our June 24th workshop, Energy Opportunities for San Juans Woody Biomass.